Manor Park is recognized as one of the most desirable communities to live in Ottawa and both the Manor Park Community Council (MPCC) and MPCA help to keep this community thriving. At present, our community consists of about 7-8,000 people with a mix in age and demographics. We are rich in culture with a mix of both traditional and progressive views, with multiple access points to green space as well as rivers and our Pond. Multiple bike and hiking or walking trails can be found throughout our neighbourhood, providing a suburban feel yet providing easy access to the downtown core.
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The Ottawa Public Library is more than just great books! Visit one of our local branches to find music, DVDs, recreation passes, children’s activities, and many other resources. You can even stream TV shows and movies, check out digital magazines and books, and listen to audiobooks through the library’s website.
The branches closest to Manor Park are:
- Vanier (310 Pères Blancs)
- Rockcliffe Park (380 Springfield)
- St-Laurent (515 Côté)
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There are many elementary and secondary schools available to Manor Park residents. The only school within the boundaries of Manor Park is Manor Park Public School, part of the Ottawa Carleton District School Board.
Find other schools nearby at one of these sites:
This list provides the closest places of worship for various faiths and denominations. Not all are located within the boundaries of Manor Park and there may be others not mentioned.
- Columba Anglican Church
- Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish
- Paroisse Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes
- David & St. Martin Presbyterian Church
- MacKay United Church
- The Village Mennonite Church
- Vanier Community Church
Manor Park is home to the RCMP Stables, the training ground for the world-famous RCMP Musical Ride. Taking a walk to visit the horses is a favourite activity for local families and daycares! Join your neighbours for an annual free performance at the Sunset Ceremonies. It truly is quite a show!
Also on the same site is the Canadian Police College. On a summer’s evening, you may hear the sounds of a pipe and drums band wafting over the neighbourhood as they practice in the parking lot.
Manor Park is blessed with much green space and parkland available for public enjoyment. Some of it is highly organized, some of it is simply green and lovely. Just remember to leave it cleaner than you found it.
Manor Park School Park
While the land on which Manor Park Public School is located is owned by the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, much of it is rented by the City of Ottawa and maintained as a public park. There are baseball diamonds which are rented out by the city, a soccer field, tennis courts, and a children’s play area with a splash pad. The city also cooperates with the Manor Park Community Council in providing a skating rink during the winter months.
Anthony Vincent Park
This is hard to find if you don’t know where to look! Reached either by the foot paths that take you across Manor Park from Arundel to Eastbourne, or through a small gap between the houses on Farnham, this is simply a green space.
This park is located between Hemlock Road and Meadow Drive, behind the Rockliffe Crossing Plaza. The park includes an open green space and children’s play structures.
Alvin Heights Park and London Terrace Park
These parks are located on either side of London Terrace. Alvin Heights Park on the north side has play structures as well as a large wading pool in the summer months. On the south side, London Terrace Park is a large open green space.
Cardinal Glen Park
Located on the north side of Dunbarton as you enter Cardinal Glen. There are a children’s play structures and other facilities.
This is the open area between Sandridge Road and the Sir George Etienne Cartier Parkway. It is owned by the National Capital Commission and is essentially left alone, with the exception of a few benches and small parking areas. There is an unofficial foot path that cuts through the centre of the space. Most of the meadow area is an off-leash zone for dogs. At the far west end there is a forested area, more open space, and The Rockeries (a more landscaped walking path with a few historical plaques and artifacts).
NCC Multi-Use Pathways
The paved multi-use pathway runs alongside the Sir George Etienne Cartier Parkway. There is also an unpaved path at level with the river, just north of the paved pathway. These paths can be accessed from Birch Ave, or from the foot path at the end of Blasdell, which crosses a small creek.
MacKay Lake and its little twin, The Pond, can be best reached by taking Sandridge Road, which turns into Hillsdale Rd. There is an entrance gate to the foot path just where the lake meets the road. It is a great place to see local wildlife. There is also public swimming in the Pond from 7 AM to 2 PM daily between June and September.
Manor Park has great access to Ottawa’s network of cycle routes. The NCC multi-use pathway along the river can be accessed from Birch Avenue. Both Hemlock Rd and St. Laurent Blvd (south of Hemlock) have dedicated cycle lanes that connect to other streets. For full details, see:
Manor Park offers access to many great recreation opportunities. Check out the Manor Park Community Council for local fitness, sports, art classes, and many other activities.
Various sporting and recreation clubs are located in or adjacent to Manor Park, such as:
- RCMP Curling Club
- Rockcliffe Lawn Tennis Club,
- Ottawa New Edinburgh Club
- Rockcliffe Yacht Club
- Rockcliffe Flying Club
The City of Ottawa offers recreation programming at various nearby community centres, such as the St. Laurent Complex.
Also check the latest issue of the Manor Park Chronicle [insert link to Chronicle section] for information about book clubs, community events, and other activities.
Community Support Services
For help finding out about social services, the best place to start is the Rideau Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre. The centre provides a variety of services, such as a food bank, crisis intervention, counselling, and other supports. They can also make connections with other local services and agencies.
Community Relationships/Trusted Neighbours
- Rockcliffe Park Residents Association http://www.rockcliffepark.ca/
- Lindenlea Community Association http://www.lindenlea.ca/
- New Edinburgh Community Alliance http://newedinburgh.ca/
- Overbrook Community Association http://overbrook.ca/
City of Ottawa Utilities and Other Contacts
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Water – call 311
Gas – smell gas? Natural gas smells like rotten eggs. If you smell gas, leave the area and call our emergency number, 1-866-763-5427.
Hydro – 613-738-6400
Police – non Emergency
- Ottawa Police Service
- Call 230-6211 for serious crimes and non-life-threatening emergencies
• Call 236-1222 for administration or community police centres.
• Call 613-236-1222 x7300 to report theft, property damage, missing person or stolen vehicle.
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